Fisher, Bernard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  120  2195 (68) 2
1870  114  2218 (55) 10
1871  100  2228 (47) 14
1872  101  2232 (45) 13
1873  91  2253 (43) 15
1874  81  2274 (43) 16
1875  76  2300 (44) 13
1876  93  2251 (44) 13
1877  114  2212 (46) 9
1878  100  2231 (47) 14
1879  89  2259 (55) 0
1880  84  2288 (57) 0
1881  80  2316 (53) 0
1882  77  2345 (42) 26
1883  78  2372 (40) 40
1884  92  2349 (58) 0
1885  106  2326 (70) 0
1886  122  2303 (80) 0
1887  142  2280 (87) 0
1888  162  2257 (93) 0
1889  182  2234 (98) 0
1890  214  2211 (103) 6
1891  236  2202 (106) 0
1892  248  2193 (109) 0
1893  258  2183 (112) 0
1894  264  2174 (114) 0
1895  270  2165 (115) 0
1896  281  2155 (116) 0
1897  290  2146 (117) 0
1898  315  2137 (118) 0
1899  343  2128 (117) 0
1900  352  2118 (117) 0
1901  379  2109 (116) 0
1902  406  2100 (115) 0
1903  418  2090 (113) 0
1904  453  2081 (111) 0
1905  471  2072 (109) 0
1906  500  2063 (106) 0
1907  528  2053 (102) 0
1908  540  2044 (97) 0
1909  586  2035 (92) 0
1910  590  2025 (86) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fisher, Bernard William  
Born: 1836
Died: 10 Apr. 1914
 
Notes:
Tim Harding (personal communication) gives date of birth as '1836/1837'. Forster (p.92) gives 'c1836'. Steve Mann gives '1836/37'. Forster gives year of death as 1910. Steve Mann has date of death as 10-04-1914. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Oct. 1870 (vol.2, p.150) has 'W.B. Fisher'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 225
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 137
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 92, 959
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 120
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 266, 268
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 76
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 10, Apr. 1890, page 134
   [CPC], vol. 12, Aug. 1851, page 255
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Nov. 1868, page 117
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Apr. 1869, page 172
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Oct. 1870, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Feb. 1871, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 284
   [CW], vol. 4, Sep. 1868, page 229
   [ILN], vol. 52, 18 Apr. 1868, page 395
   [ILN], vol. 53, 22 Aug. 1868, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 60, 8 June 1872, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 64, 27 June 1874, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 69, 1 July 1876, page 23
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Sep. 1870, page 70
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 July 1871, page 43
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA, 1st Annual Meeting, York]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Bernard William Fisher]
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Wayte, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1871         (s)     1   -   1      Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Donisthorpe, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1882 (1)         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Donisthorpe, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1882 (2)         (f)     0   -   5
Mason, Ja. - Fisher, B.W. 1883         (f)     5   -   2      Mason, Ja. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Ranken, C.E.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fisher, B.W. - Ball, A.     0 - 1    
Newcastle 1870 (1)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6  /  9
Newcastle 1870 (3)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament B    
  Fisher, B.W. - Stephens, W.H.G.     0 - 1    
Birmingham 1871     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     1.5 - 0.5    
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5.5  /  9
Malvern 1871 (3)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6.5  /  13
Birmingham 1873 (1)     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     0 - 1    
Bristol 1873 (1)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Martin, Wi.     0 - 1          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Archdall, T.H.     1 - 0    
  Fisher, B.W. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1          Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Thomson, W.     1 - 0          Thomson, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (3)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     5.5  /  9
Birmingham 1874 (1)     Birmingham - Cheltenham Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Benbow, C.W.     2 - 1    
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     5  /  10
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Fisher, B.W. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Wallbank, C.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fisher, B.W. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Murray, A.K.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     10.5  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Minchin, J.I.     0 - 1          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of a pawn for the move
Cheltenham 1876 (1)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
  Fisher, B.W. - Cook, W.     1 - 0    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     5  /  11
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     2  /  10
London 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6.5  /  12
London 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Earnshaw, S.W.     1 - 0    
  Fisher, B.W. - Ensor, F.S.     0 - 1    
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6  /  9
London 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     20.5  /  25
Birmingham 1883 (2)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section B     6  /  6
Birmingham 1883 (3)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I Play-offs    
  Fisher, B.W. - Thorold, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Dayton 1890     Ohio State Association Congress - Championship     4.5  /  6
  Fisher, B.W. - Curtis, C.L.     1 - 0    
Bromley 1910 (2)     12th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     2.5  /  9


Player information updated: 13 Jan. 2019